The Cedar Springs High School Marching Band was on the road again last weekend. They competed at the Allegan MCBA Invitational. This was the second MCBA competition they participated in. While the band did its best, mother nature did not help them. Allegan High School’s football field was a muddy mess. Recent rain, previously played football games and other bands marching earlier in the afternoon, had turned the performance field into a large swamp by the time the band played.
The students struggled to stay on their feet at times and sank in the mud when they stood still. Along with cold temperatures it was a pretty miserable experience. The band received an overall score of 65.5. The score from Allegan is then added to the score the band received at Jenison last week and averaged. The two-week average is 68.85. Currently this puts the band in ninth place in their competitive flight.
In order to participate at Ford Field, at the state MCBA finals, the band needs to finish no lower than 10th with their averaged score. The band has one more opportunity to compete before the finals. This weekend, on Halloween night, they will be performing at Rockford High School. The band’s current show is called “Chasing Shadows.” It seems appropriate that they will get at least one more opportunity to perform on the spookiest night of the year. If you haven’t seen their show yet, you should come support the band. They perform at 6:00 p.m. at Reeths-Puffer High School.